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explore Magazine

Most Canadians may live in cities, but a lot of us live for the outdoors. So when we get the chance to get outta town for a day, a week or—is it possible?—an entire month, we want to make the most of it. We want to know where to go, what to take and how to achieve peak results at our favourite outdoor sports. And even when we can’t get away physically, we still want to be out there. We want to share other people’s adventures and their enjoyment of the life outdoors.

Founded in 1981, explore is the award-winning national lifestyle magazine that delivers the information and inspiration that active outdoor-loving Canadians want-or more accurately, can’t do without. For starters, we reveal the destinations that crank up our readers’ heart rates long before they can actually lace up their trail runners, pick up a paddle or jump on their bikes. We also give our readers the straight goods on the latest gear on the market. And we highlight the events from coast to coast to coast that will keep them stoked all year long.

In every issue, we also take readers along as our greatest adventurers travel to the most remote corners of Canada and beyond. And we send some of Canada’s best writers and photographers to capture the highs, the lows and, yup, the laughs that are part of the outdoor-adventure experience.

Since 2001, explore has been nominated for 190 Magazine Awards, with more than 50 wins.

Plan your next great adventure with explore!
Off the beaten path locations, tips and tricks, interviews with intrepid explorers and more.